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Herman Boerhaave

Herman Boerhaave was a Dutch botanist, chemist, Christian humanist, and physician of European fame. He is regarded as the founder of clinical teaching and of the modern academic hospital and is sometimes referred to as "the father of physiology," along with Venetian physician Santorio Santorio. Boerhaave introduced the quantitative approach into medicine, along with his pupil Albrecht von Haller and is best known for demonstrating the relation of symptoms to... Read More

Born31 December 1668
Voorhout, Dutch Republic
Died23 September 1738 (aged 69)
Leiden, Dutch Republic
NationalityDutch
FieldsMedicine

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